Jim Wright on ‘The Balance of Power’

So, tomorrow is Election Day and there’s a lot of hype about how the GOP is going to win control of the Senate. (I’ll believe it when I see it, because most of the people predicting a big Republican win are the same folks who were absolutely convinced that Mitt Romney was going to win in a landslide, and we all know how that turned out.) Democrats are freaking out, of course – it’s what we do. But I read a really good post today by one of my favorite bloggers, Jim Wright over at Stonekettle Station, and as usual he makes an awful lot of sense.

Republicans will certainly hold the House tomorrow. And they very well may take the Senate.

That’s how it works. You win some. You lose some.

America lurches back and forth, left and right and left and right again, like a drunk staggering into the future. Sometimes your party and your ideology is going to win, sometimes it isn’t. And it for damned sure won’t if you don’t get out there and vote for it.

But you know what’s going to happen if Republicans do take the Senate tomorrow?

Do you know what’s going to happen if Conservatives control both houses of Congress?


Absolutely nothing.

Literally nothing.

That’s what will happen.

For the next two years.


So, if you think about it, in most regards, down here on the street, it’ll look pretty much the same as the last two years where Congress has accomplished … nothing.

Go read it all and bookmark the blog – Jim delivers quality, albeit irregularly.

And if you don’t go out and vote tomorrow, I’m coming over to your house to smack you. You’ve been warned.

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